By Hannah Hayes and Elizabeth Sharrow
Upcoming FBLA Fall Leadership Conference

On Wednesday, October 11th, 2017, the Fall Leadership Conference of the Future Business Leader of America will be at the ASU Convocation Center. During this conference, there are some Conference Conduct Rules to follow that were printed on the permission slip. The rules are as follows :
  1. Adult chapter advisers will be responsible for the conduct of their students
  2. Advisers should be available at any time for handling any disturbance and accepting responsibility for checking student activities
  3. Smoking, alcohol, or drug use is forbidden
  4. No student shall leave the designated area of the conference without permission from the chapter adviser
  5. There shall be no defacing of public property. Any damage must be paid for by the individual or chapters responsible
  6. All students shall attend all general sessions and activities of the conference
All FBLA members should have their permission slips turned into Ms. Wilson by September 22nd. The conference will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 3:00 p.m.. Students will need to bring extra money for lunch at Hibachi and dessert Andy’s Frozen Yogurt. Students will need to wear the proper proper business attire for this day.


On November 10th, the National Honor Society will be hosting an induction ceremony for the 2016-2017 chapter. Grades ranging from sophomore to senior will be celebrated by lighting their candle, signing their name in the member book, and by attending the reception afterward. After this day, they will officially be apart of the National Honor Society, and will be responsible for their volunteer hours and their roles in bettering our community. ~ Lindsey Hill


For those of you in FBLA and are attending the field trip on 10/12/16:

We will be having our monthly meeting in Mrs. Wilson’s room before we leave for fall conference. Try to be in there by 7:30 because we are leaving at 8. You need to dress in business casual. No tee shirts or jeans. We will also be going to eat at Hibachi and will also be going to Andy’s, so be sure to bring money. We hope you all are ready because this is usually a fun trip!
--Felicia Graham

           On February 18th, Westside held their 3rd annual FFA auction. It started at 5:30 and ended around 10 pm. There were over 80 items sold. Many items were made by students in their Ag. classes, made and donated from local business or by people who live in the area. We raised around $10,000- not including local business donating money. The FFA officers would like to thank everyone  who donated to the auction. Because of their donation, Westside FFA will be able to go on more trips and do more things.
                                                                                                               --Dustin Nichols

     On January 14th the elementary school teachers are having a science day for students. There will be many different activities for the kids and many opportunities for NHS members to help out. If you are in need of NHS hours this will be a good way to get an easy two hours. For more information contact
                                                                                 --Haley Robinson & Whitnee Guthrie

FBLA Field Trip
  On November 19, the Westside FBLA club took a trip to Memphis where we explored the Pink Palace museum. Many of the members of the club enjoyed and learned a lot of historical information not only about the city, but about our scientific priorities in today's age. It seems the solar system is of interest. Our scientist are on a search for planets in other galaxies that contain or could support life such as earth. So for millions of planets are similar to earth but not quite the same.
--Tristen Qualls

NHS Bono survey
 This Thursday, November 19th, National Honor Society members will have tables set up in front of the gym and the main hallway during Parent/Teacher Conferences. These tables will be for Bono residents to take a short survey about storm shelters for the Mayor of Bono. Be sure to have your parents fill one out if you’re a Bono resident.
--Haley Robinson & Whitnee Guthrie

This Thursday, Westside FBLA will be taking a trip to Memphis to the Pink Palace Museum. This is for American Enterprise day. The students will learn what it takes to run such a big business and the day to day duties of everyone employed at Pink Palace. This will be a good opportunity for Mrs. Wilson and the students to get a glimpse of the “behind the scenes” events that take place at businesses.
--Kaleb Baxter

FFA 88th National Convention

 Last week, our FFA went to the 88th annual National Convention. The convention was amazing with the opening session that was the best way to kick off the amazing trip ahead. The shopping mall after our sessions was so full of different stores that had a huge variety of clothes, candies, wax roses, hats and boots. We were able to go to a Kip Moore concert where we made a ton of new friends. The next day we went to the dance that the convention throws. The crowd was so large that you couldn’t find your friends if you weren’t walking through it; they said that was a small crowd! This trip allowed all of us to make new friends from all over the country, and even allowed us to get closer as an organization.
--Kailee James

Latest Band Contest

On Saturday, October 24 Westside High School Band will have their last contest for the 2015 marching season. It will take place at ASU. Although there is a notice to be put out- there is a 100% chance of rain for Saturday. Therefore the contest may be cancelled and NOT rescheduled! The exact time for Westside’s performance is unknown at this time as several bands have dropped out of the competition, but the schedule will be posted on ASU’s page on Friday, October 23. Come out and support the band in their final competition!
--Faith Gilbert

Band Competition
          On October 17 Westside High School Band will be performing in Pocahontas, Arkansas. This will be their second contest of the year and with only one more left the heat will be intense. Come on out and support the band! The contest starts at 3 pm sharp and will carry on into the evening. Awards will be given at the end of the contest so be sure to stick afterward for the results. Hope to see ya’ll there!
--Faith Gilbert

Band Update

             Today, Friday the 2nd, WHS Band will be performing at the home football game during halftime and we will rock it. The band has set all four songs on the field and will hopefully march our whole show at halftime. Although it may look rusty we are working hard with great attitudes. Come out and cheer us on!!      

--Faith Gilbert

Band Update    

The band is pushing through strong! We are so pleased to say that we have our first three tunes on the field and all we have left is one more!!! The music this year is great and the band attitudes are amazing. Can’t wait to go to competition and show off our new uniforms and incredible show; which involves: a narrative story line, a detective, a damsel, a gang boss, and some flashy moves performed by the band. Hope to see everyone there, cheering us on!!!
--Faith Gilbert  

Band Uniforms
    Westside Senior High Band now has its new uniforms! With the Westside colors, sharp black pants, large feathers, and shiny hats, the band is excited! So today, Friday the 18th, come out to Westside High School at 7pm to watch the football team and at halftime the band’s performance with uniforms intact. Disclaimer: If the band’s new shoes do NOT come in, then it is possible that the band will not be wearing their new uniforms, but the band will march two of their four songs, if possible! Come out and watch; the uniforms are just a bonus!
 --Faith Gilbert

History of Westside's National Honor Society
Just this week, NHS opened a door almost 40 years into their past. Old ledgers, pictures, and files were found. The earliest entry in the ledger was from 1976 in which one of our adviser's signatures was found. Several other mementos from years past were discovered, reminding them of past. Because of this trip down memory lane, they have decided to have a throwback theme, to honor the past members and advisers.
--Haley Goodebiddle


         On September 4, 2015 the Westside High School band performed part of their halftime show during intermission at the football game between Westside and Manila. It was crazy!! Some of the band got stage fright and some of us, me included, forgot what to do and where to go. Although it seemed a mess, I had a great time and thought it went well. We had great sound, and everyone had a fantastic time in and out of the stands. The excitement level was through the roof, and we continue to get better for next time!! I honestly can’t wait!
--Faith Gilbert

  September 4, 2015 Westside High School is having its first football game of the season, and as usual the band will be performing. For the first time in a while, the high school band will be marching their first song for their show at the first home game. Lots of sweat, enthusiasm, and hard work has been spent preparing for tonight. I encourage everyone to come out or stay tuned to updates not only about the football team but about the band performance.
--Faith Gilbert

Preparing for Play Day
The 2015-2016 fall play being brought to you by your Westside Thespians, is Game of Tiaras by Don Zolidis. Auditions for characters are Monday, and everything is looking very promising. Here is a little teaser summary about the play: “When the aging king of a Magical Kingdom (England) decides to split his empire between his three daughters, Cinderella, Belle, and the Snow Queen (who in no way resembles a copyrighted character), terrible tragedy ensues. Terrible, hilarious tragedy. Combining the gut-wrenching plot twists of Game of Thrones, and the soul-numbing despair of Shakespearean tragedy, this adaptation of King Lear will leave you dying with laughter as the body count mounts. When you play the Game of Tiaras, you win or you die.” ( We’re extremely excited about this play, and we hope you are as well!
--Haley Goodebiddle

  The Westside High School Band is truly amazing. This is my first and last year as a high schooler at Westside, and band is and has so far provided me with several ties. This band is like a huge family; yes, there is still the cliques, but you have to put those aside most of the time. The band has to be one; you have to listen to each other to make it sound whole and work together on the field to create the big picture. Although band here at Westside is not all about the music and the show (but that is a major part), it is also about having a good time. From the water fights to picking at each other, we bond as a whole. I have been in band since seventh grade (which is when it started at my old school), and I have to admit I feel most at home here at Westside. We play around a lot, but we work hard for our school and show our Warrior pride. I believe this year's show will be one of the best from our good attitudes on the field to our amazing music in the show. I can’t wait to be able to present our whole show to the school, parents, and judges at competition, so (from the whole band) we hope to see you there!
--Faith Gilbert

Keep Calm and Make Pottery
   As most of you know, a new ceramics class has been introduced to Westside High School this year. The teacher, Justin Ramer, has started this year off with a boom by instructing students how to create a bowl as the result of pinching the clay with their fingers. If you're not aware, ceramics are objects made with clay and fired at temperatures usually more than 1550 degrees Fahrenheit in a kiln. The students should reach this step of the process in the next few weeks of school.

Rachel Johnson (left) and Matthew Quillman (right) in Mr. Ramer’s 3rd period class are sculpting their bowls for the next step. Picture Credit: Terry Kibby
-Caitlin Vickers

Choir starts the year off just as strong as always. They are already  preparing themselves for the all region choir. Every year choir begins learning a selection of songs that the all region judges have picked. Then the choir instructor will teach the choir all the select songs and prepare us for the all region tryouts!
--Rachel Lawrence

1 comment:

  1. The west side middle school also has worked hard these first few weeks. Please say thanks to them to.